Hyundai has lifted the veil on its new Santa Fe seven-seater – and there’s much more to this boxy bus than its polarising design.
Right here’s every part it is advisable know forward of the automotive’s arrival in Australia in the course of the first half of 2024.
The brand new Santa Fe has grown up in comparison with its predecessor.
At 4830mm lengthy and 1900mm broad, it’s 55mm longer than the SUV it replaces – however the identical width. The 2815mm wheelbase is 50mm longer than earlier than, which ought to assist liberate extra legroom for rear passengers.
Weights vary from 2060kg for the bottom 2.5-litre mannequin, to 2295kg for the plug-in hybrid.
Claimed boot area is 725 litres with the second row in place, up 91L on the automotive it replaces.
Inside area has been improved throughout the board courtesy of the larger exterior, longer wheelbase, and boxier design.
Hyundai claims the second and third rows each characteristic extra legroom than earlier than (up 20mm and 15mm respectively), and says there’s now 69mm extra headroom within the rearmost seats. The third row additionally now reclines additional.
In South Korea and the USA, the Santa Fe will probably be obtainable with two engines. The entry-level is a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder making 207kW and 422Nm.
It’s mated with an eight-speed dual-clutch automated, and claimed gas economic system is 9.0L/100km.
Additionally obtainable will probably be a hybrid, which mates a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine with an electrical motor and a six-speed automated transmission.
The utmost engine outputs are 132kW and 265Nm, however Hyundai hasn’t detailed how a lot it makes in tandem with the electrical motor. Claimed gas economic system is 6.5L/100km.
The present Santa Fe hybrid has a really related powertrain, and is nice for 169kW and 350Nm.
A plug-in hybrid will probably be supplied in Europe, and a non-turbocharged petrol will probably be supplied in some corners of the world – however we’re anticipating to see the two.5-litre turbo and the 1.6-litre hybrid in Australia.
Notable is the loss of life of diesel; that is the primary Santa Fe to be offered with out a diesel engine possibility.
The outside’s boxy theme is carried over into the inside, which mixes straight traces with soft-touch leather-like surfaces.
Hyundai says the cabin has been “impressed by pure gentle”, and the bright-coloured seats characteristic Nappa leather-based, whereas the door and sprint have suede accents and wood-patterned panels.
A big curved rectangular slab homes a 12.3-inch instrumentation show, and a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. There’s additionally a 6.6-inch local weather touchscreen show, and a digital rear-view mirror that makes use of a digital camera to mission a stay feed of what’s behind the automotive.
As with the outside window graphics, the chunky four-spoke steering wheel has a robust Defender affect, with boxy shapes and a central airbag cowl with a easy stripe instead of the Hyundai badge.
The Santa Fe additionally includes a column-mounted gear selector.
To go together with the “outside life-style” aesthetic, the Santa Fe has dials and enormous buttons on the dashboard. There’s a small secondary touchscreen for the local weather management system.
The centre tunnel options two wi-fi smartphone charging pads, two 27W USB-C ports, two outsized cupholders, and an open-air storage beneath.
Recycled plastic materials is used for the brand new Santa Fe’s fake suede headliner, ground mats, and second- and third-row seat backs. Moreover the crash pad and door trim are lined in an “eco-friendly” leatherette.
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-keep help and lively lane-centring
- Driver-attention monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic help
- Encompass-view digital camera
- Secure exit help
- Distant Good Parking Help
- Entrance and rear parking sensors
- Encompass-view digital camera
- Smartphone-based keyless entry
- In automotive UV-C system to disinfect smartphones
Count on full pricing and specs within the lead-up to the automotive’s launch.
- Abyss Black Pearl
- Creamy White Pearl
- Creamy White Matte
- Storm Silver Metallic
- Magnetic Gray Metallic
- Ocado Inexperienced Pearl
- Terracotta Orange
- Cyber Sage Pearl
- Earthy Brass Metallic Matte
- Pebble Blue Pearl
Inside, the next colors will probably be supplied:
- Obsidian Black
- Supersonic Gray
- Pecan Brown
- Forest Inexperienced
- Black Ink
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